superspak (4306) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip, no bottle date. Pours slightly cloudy and hazy golden amber color with a fairly dense 2 finger white head with nice retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. A decent amount of lacing sticks to the glass as well. Aromas of huge orange, grapefruit, lemon, pine, caramel, tropical fruit, and spices. Some awesome IPA aromas here with good strength and balance. Taste of huge orange, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, caramel, and a bit of spices. Wow, so much well balanced and hoppy flavor. A bit of lingering bitterness on the finish with caramel, citrus, and pine notes. Fantastically well balanced with perfect contrast between bitterness and sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied. A nice and fairly creamy mouthfeel as well. Super smooth and easy to drink for being 8.2%. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall, an outstanding DIPA, and my first from Flying Fish. I guess the rice lightened up the body a bit and made this fantastic.
jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at khyber pass. Little aroma (possibly due to me getting over a cold). Flavor is mango and some bitter peach with a little mustiness. Solid but not great.
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus, grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned firkin at the Pourhouse. Very hazy golden pour almost as though a light shines from the center of the glass. Very little head as a result of the cask conditioning. Big citrusy aroma. Well-balanced citrus hops and sturdy malt in the flavor. Very soft mouthfeel and a long mildly bitter finish. Alcohol quite well hidden. Well done.
BillWyce (946) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Pours slightly hazy pale amber with a 2-finger ivory-colored head. Sharp, piney hops aroma. Palate was light, but deep and slightly oily. Deep piney-hops flavor that lingers with a pepperyness on the tongue, but not as hop-heavy as a lot of double IPA’s are. Very nice.
jsmerig (1450) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a minimal head. Aroma is grassy and floral. Taste is briefly sweet at the start followed quickly by a torpedo of spicy tartness that goes to the back of your throat and finishes bitter. Crisp finish. Lingering Pepper.
yespr (39077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is nice peachy and citrusy hoppy. Smooth hops fruity and with a sweet impression. Ends citrusy and bitter. Smooth fruity and bitter hoppy.
Nickls (2283) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Clear light yellowy orange with a white head. Dank hops really dominate, some grassy notes and grapefruit as well. Taste very much mirrors the aroma, and a nice gapefruity hoppy burn that rounds out with some passion fruit. Love that the body is a little lighter and slick, and it’s a pretty clean show of hops that’s missing the sweetness from a lot of other East Coast DIPAs. Nice.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Rating #106. Bright gold with an orange tint and a pretty nice white head with some pretty good lacing. Light clean hoppy aroma, really mild. A little bitter, but very mild with a bit bit of graininess. Pretty nice. (1682)
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a cloudy light gold with good carbonation. At least three fingers of head good retention, ok retention.
The aroma is light nice hops slightly pine, easy to smell, but that’s about all there, a slight bit of rice on the end.
The taste is ok, its really light, a little hops throughout but its not super smooth or totally appealing. I’d drink but probably not again. Nothing special here.